Sarah Palin Welcomes Home 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team

Friday, October 9, 2009

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From Alaska’s KTUU-DT:

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Former Gov. Sarah Palin attended Thursday afternoon’s welcome home ceremony for the 1st Stryker Brigade from Fort Wainwright at the Carlson Center.

The public appearance is Palin’s first in the United States since resigning her office in July. Palin’s oldest son, Track, is a member of the brigade that recently returned from a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

“To Sarah Palin, who for the last year was the senior mom of the brigade and along with her husband Todd, is a distinguished member of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team,” Col. Burt Thompson, the brigade’s commander, said.

“Ma’am, thanks for being here today and allowing your son to serve in our brigade. Thank you both for what you have done for your extended Army family and thanks for your unwavering support.”

Current Gov. Sean Parnell, who took over for Palin, was among the officials who spoke at the Thursday afternoon public event.

“It is my honor to welcome the pride of Interior Alaska,” Parnell said. “All Alaskans welcome your homecoming. The world is a far better and safer place today because of the sacrifices you made.”

The Strykers deployed to the Diyala province of Iraq on Sept. 11, 2008…

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